Influence In Hawthorne's 'The Squatter And The Don'?
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Along with this century, another important subjects can be seen for many writers like Hawthorne’s novel The House of the Seven Gables (1851) which centred on the importance of determining the identity of families by inherited property or subject that show the idea of the relationship between property and women’s body in the novel The Squatter and the Don (1881) by Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton and to reflect the social manners as it in the novel The Portrait of a Lady (1881) by Henry James. There is a significant remark of the nineteenth century that some novelists turned to emphasize the religion aspect of life as it described by Shirley Samuels as following: “some of the most popular novels of the United States focused on religion” (Samuels, 2012, p.19). The religion matter and its relevance to people at that time appeared in popular novels such as St. Elmo (1866) by Augusta Evans and The Gates Ajar (1868) by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. The mid of the 19th century brought with it the Civil War of 1861-5 which after it there was exclaim for national unity and national culture and the way…show more content… For instance, there was Claude Mckay (1889-1948) who was one of the earliest and most central figures of the Harlem Renaissance and he got great reputation with his book Harlem Shadow (1922) and his first novel Home to Harlem (1928). African American writers of the Harlem Renaissance such as Arna Bontemps, Jesse Fausset, Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston reflected the experiences of African Americans with the forms and technique of modernism and their works had a continuing influence on American literature. With the novel Their Eyes were Watching God (1937) by significant female novelist Zora Neale Huston (1891-1960), the experiences of African Americans were addressed